Thursday, 26 November 2015

A More Personal Gift For Christmas*


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas Gift Guide: For Her


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

5 Things To Be More Productive

Now we all need a little motivation to get things done these days. In the age of technology and everything readily available on your phone, you can pass time by without realising it. I know many times, I've been sitting on my phone, flipping between twitter, Facebook and Instagram. All of a sudden it's like 3 hours later. Boxsets and Netflix are even worse, I could sit there all day. Just one more episode, who needs sleep anyway right?

Below are a few things I put in motion to make myself do more. I even did it today, got all my chores done and now time to sit, relax and write this post. It's even better when you don't have a million things running through you mind, thinking you need to do this and that.

01// Wake Up Earlier

Wake up 1 hour earlier and don't hit snooze! Sometimes I will wake up one hour and make it the most productive so I've done things before my brain even catches up with me to say 'Go back to bed!'. You can do a lot in an hour, which you really wouldn't realise, say you get up at 7am instead of 8am:

7:00 - 7:10 Look on your phone, catch up on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
7:10 - 7:20 Quick 10 minute Yoga session, pop a sports bra on, you can stay in your PJ's
7:20 - 7:35 Shower for 10 mins, towel off.
7:35 - 7:45 Get dressed (quicker if you plan your outfit the night before)
7:45 - 8:00 Make a healthy breakfast (Mashed Avocado on Wholemeal toast) Eat it and write a list of 5 things you want/need to do today in priority order.

Look at all you can achieve in short bursts rather than snoozing, live an hour longer!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Love Makeup? A Job In Makeup Art Could Be Perfect For You!*

As you will know if you follow my blog on a regular basis, I am mad about makeup. I love experimenting with new looks, trying out different products and sharing the results. If, like me, you are a massive makeup addict, perhaps the beauty industry is your calling.

When it comes to beauty, many of us think that makeup is destined to be just a hobby. However, that’s not necessarily the case. If you are a makeup pro and have a passion for learning new skills, a job that allows you to work with makeup could be perfect.

If you love makeup, what jobs can you do? To give you all the information that you need to know about working in makeup, I thought I would share my knowledge with you.

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sunday Summary #14

Sunday already, this week has gone so quick I feel like I hardly did anything. Although I know I was super busy. I was at work on all different shifts which was all over the place but how I needed it. Some days I was on 8am-4pm, some days I was on 12pm to 8pm. Craziness. However, as I said I needed the different shifts as I had some meetings and things going on.

One of them was that I am an ambassador for Ikea for the #LiveLAGOM project. This project is all about living a more sustainable life but having a balance. The main thing I want to work towards is less waste. I probably throw away a lot more food than I'd like to. It's a waste of money and not good for the earth. We shall see how it goes with the project and support from the lovely people working with me.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Win £100 Elliott's Field Vouchers | Rugby

There is a new shopping park opening near me in Rugby. As I am a massive shopaholic I am so pleased! There will be two opening events if you want to pop down on Thursday 26th November and Saturday 28th November. I will be there on the Thursday, so come down and meet me!

As I said I'm going on the Thursday, H&M will be opening at 11am with an exciting offer for the first 200 shoppers. You will get a cheeky 25% off all purchases, if that doesn't get you down there, I don't know what will.

Check out more information and the retailers in the shopping park here. I can't wait to have a look in T K MAXX, H&M, River Island and M&S.

WIN £100 in Elliot's Field Shopping Vouchers

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Competition will close on Tuesday 17th November and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 18th November.

Much Love


Sunday, 8 November 2015

Lush Christmas Must Haves

 What is winter if not, a hot bubbly, beautifully smelling bath. Lush bring out the most beautiful and sought after products. From bubble bars, bath bombs and my favourite, the lip scrubs. If you hadn't known I recently moved into my own place. I lived at home before and we had to have a shower in like a wet room. We couldn't have a bath installed because my mum is disabled and she would just struggle too much. So, now I'm in my own place with scott and we have a bath. It was a must have when we went looking at flats.


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Smoke & Berries

New season means new make up, everyone knows that. Right? Well I brought stuff anyway. I've started to go towards warmer tones reds, burgundys and orange, clothes wise.

So I couldn't start the upcoming months without some new pretty Autumn-esque make up. I've been loving a smokey eye lately with or without some eyeliner.  I use Mac Sable eyeshadow for the base and Embark to contour the crease.

I've also been admiring the Sleek Pink Lemonade blush palette because you have a little bit of everything. You get a cream blush and 2 powder ones. They are beautiful and highly pigmented so you don't need a lot on the brush. For this look though, I used the darker one on the end and it gave a slight contour effect on my cheeks.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

This whole Instagram thing

Essena O'Neill is the instagrammer, everyone seems to be talking about right now. She posted a 17 minute long emotional video about how she has skipped meals and spent hours trying to get that one perfect instagram picture. She couldn't do it anymore and has now apparently deleted all her accounts.

Some people say she's doing this for attention, some people say she's doing this as a publicity move. I do feel sorry for her if this has caused her all this upset. I just want to put it out there, that not all instagrammer/bloggers do this.

Monday, 2 November 2015

The worst company I've ever dealt with before.

Now, I'm not one to b**ch and moan about companies, but seriously hands down this is the worst experience I've ever had. I work in a contact centre with mortgages, I know it's not the same company line but surely it should have the same principles. You don't even have to read this but I hope someone from Very does. I just need to vent.

It all started a month ago I couldn't log into my account, a simple problem, you would think. In the space of the first week, I had called there call centre at least 10 times, advisors were fobbing me off, hung up on me and refused to put me through to a manager, when I got to speak to one, the manager said he will send something to the tech team. So I thought, phew, it will be sorted soon.

A week later still nothing. I called back up and to my surprise

Cosy Jumpers & Crisp Air

It's getting a lot colder now, which means it's time to get out the jumpers. Or just buy some, like me. Jumpers  and leggings are my comfort items. I practically live in them in the colder season. Despite comfort I still like to look stylish and feel good about myself. The orange tones are so Autumn-esque, along side some comfy ankle boots. 

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Sunday Summary #13

This has been a pretty good week, I've been pretty busy to be honest. I've been working loads and all different shifts, early, lates plus extra overtime. Gotta make a living! On Saturday me and Scott went to see Spectre, it's such a good bond film, my favourite is still skyfall, but this was a close. Would highly recommend going to see it, if not for just going to see the lovely Daniel Craig. 

I've got some new beauty bits and some new clothes which will soon feature on my blog. I've done my first fashion post and my boyfriend did the photos so I'm excited to post that tomorrow. I've always been kinda nervous to do fashion posts because I'm big. But I'm getting my confidence back. I am still gonna lose weight and be healthy but I'm not gonna hate myself how I am now. I will enjoy my body, myself and look damn good doing what I do. 

Keep an eye out for posts next week, how's your week been?


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